Arizona to Florida Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; the route from Flagstaff to Tampa is a heavily traveled route.
The Flagstaff, AZ to Tampa, FL route is a 2,073 mile haul that takes more than 30 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Arizona to Florida ranges from a minimum of 1,464 miles and 21 hours on the road from Franklin, AZ to Pensacola, FL, and over 2,425 miles and a minimum of 35 hours on the road from Kingman, AZ to Miami, FL. The shortest route from Arizona to Florida is along I-40 E, however there is a more northerly route that uses the I-75 S, passing through Oklahoma City, OK and Birmingham, AL.
Arizona is one of the “four corners” states and home to the Grand Canyon. It shares one point with Colorado and borders New Mexico, Utah, Nevada and California. It also shares a 389-mile-long border with the country of Mexico. The southern part of the state is known for its desert climate, while the northern part has dense forests with variable weather. More than half of the state is made up of mountains, valleys and plateaus, with slightly over 12,500 feet between its highest and lowest points. The diverse climate and scenery draw an astounding number of people to the state each year, making tourism one of Arizona’s top industries. The Phoenix Metropolitan area is the most densely populated part of the state, and it is home to 65 percent of the state’s residents. Tucson and Flagstaff are also centers for Arizona freight and trucking.
Florida is a state that has an incredibly long coastline with many islands and peninsulas. Most of the state has a sub-tropical climate, with temperatures that often top 100° F in the summer. Most major shipping and trucking delays in Florida are related to hurricanes and tropical storms, which regularly affect various part of the state, especially on the east coast. Look out for hurricanes and tropical storms from June through November. Florida’s largest cities, all with populations of over a million in their metropolitan areas, are Miami, Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville. However, Florida has many medium-sized cities and industrial areas along its coasts; shipping tends to be distributed over a large area in Florida.
Arizona to Florida Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Arizona’s Industries are more industrial than agricultural, with manufacturing and distribution centers throughout, we see plenty of shipments by Flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Florida is more agricultural, with food processing and food distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailers and trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Arizona and Florida are also running a number of regular services between the two states, and it’s an active route for flatbed freight shipments, as well.